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Storm Slams Midwest, Leaving 4 Dead and Tens of Thousands of Travelers Stranded

Storm Slams Midwest, Leaving 4 Dead and Tens of Thousands of Travelers Stranded

Snow and ice have turned deadly in parts of the country as a major winter storm hit several major cities particularly hard.
Record snowfalls were reported in multiple cities and towns including Detroit, and authorities are blaming the deaths of four people on the snowy conditions in the Midwest and the Plains.  Temperatures in Chicago fell to record lows as the city got socked with 6” (15 cm) of snow
Meanwhile, over …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

Boeing Plans Changes to 737 Max Software as Indonesian Investigators Release Lion Air Crash Findings

Boeing said Friday it is addressing the findings and recommendations made by Indonesian investigators who were looking into the causes of Lion Air flight 610 to make certain “that this never happens again.”
“We commend Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee for its extensive efforts to determine the facts of this accident, the contributing factors to its cause and recommendations aimed toward our common goal,” the airplane manufacturer said in a statement.
Flight …

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines announced plans to add seven new seasonal routes starting in December and January.
The new routes will link Phoenix with four destinations, namely Cedar Rapids, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Wichita.  These routes will launch December 18, 2019.   The airline is also adding Los Angeles to Memphis, New York (LaGuardia) to Key West, and Washington D.C. (Reagan) to Panama City, Florida.
With the exception of the New York-Key West route, …

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines said it will add new seasonal flights to Big Sky Country in Montana from New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, as well as three new routes to Alaska, all starting next spring.
The airline plans to introduce daily service to Bozeman, Montana, from Los Angeles as well as Saturday service to Bozeman from Philadelphia and New York’s La Guardia Airport, starting in June 2020.  At the same time, it …

United Airlines to Add Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Zürich

United Airlines to Add Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Zürich

United Airlines announced plans to increase the number of international flights from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York, and San Francisco.
The Chicago-based airline will non-stop service from the windy city to Zürich on March 28, 2020.
From its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metro area, United will add a second daily non-stop flight to Amsterdam and to Frankfurt. Both flights will begin operating on March …

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans for four new non-stop routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport late Friday.
Starting March 28, 2020, the airline will begin to offer service from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. to Haneda.  Through its partners, United will offer connecting service from Haneda to 65 destinations in Asia.
The move follows last week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award five slot pairs to Delta Air …